RALEIGH, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (8-9, 1-1 CIAA) just couldn't get the runs across the plate when the team took a hard-fought 3-0 loss to the Virginia State Lady Trojans (9-5, 8-0 CIAA), Saturday at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Round-Up. The Lady Rams had some strong efforts at the plate, but could not get the runs home as they took the shutout loss.
The loss came in spite of a solid hitting effort by the Lady Rams who totaled more hits (5) than the Lady Trojans (4). The Lady Rams had an especially tough time getting runners into scoring position with only two baserunners reaching third base for the game. For the game, five WSSU hitters notched one hit each with junior shortstop Monet Daly hitting a double. The team was also handcuffed by a pair of fielding errors.
After holding the Lady Trojans scoreless for the first three innings, the Lady Rams allowed two fourth inning scores when VSU scored on an RBI single, followed by an RBI sacrifice fly.
WSSU senior pitcher Yasmin Lee (1-2) took the pitching loss, allowing five hits and two earned runs. She finished the day with two strikeouts.
With the loss, the Lady Rams fall to 8-9 on the season and 1-1 in CIAA play. The team will return to action tomorrow when they face defending champion Chowan and Elizabeth City State. For more information on Lady Rams softball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.